Audax Tasmania Newsletter – December 2020

Charlene Barach - 17/12/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Just a quick reminder that we’ve got some upcoming events.

There are two 200Ks to get you warmed up, one 600K which you might like to use to qualify for the 1200K on offer in February … and one 1200K on offer in February!

Oatlands 200 – December 19

Taking in some great back roads to Oatlands, with a cooks tour of the gravel roads on route. Support provided at Levendale and Colebrook, IGA and takeaway shop and toilets at Oatlands.

Start Location: Cornelian Bay

Date/Time: 19-Dec-2020 7 am Registration:

Hadspen Hike 600 – January 23/24

Headquartering in Hadspen and heading out over hills and hollows in Northern Tasmania, a 600 km with about 4600 metres of climbing. You will have 40 hours to complete this ride, including all breaks.

Start Location: Hadspen IGA

Date/Time: 23-Jan-2021 5 am Registration: Will be announced over the Christmas break! But the time to start training is now!

Starting Off With Church – February 7

Some of Paul’s favourite gravel sections combined into a nice 200K ride. Starting off with Church Rd.

Start Location: Church Rd

Date/Time: 07-Feb-2021 7 am Registration: Will open in January. Watch the website!

Tour de Tasmanie

TdT An Audax Australia randonnée with 1200 kilometres of beautiful scenery which showcases the Tasmanian coast and mountains. The 90 hour hill grinding odyssey commences in Hobart with a coastal ride to Saint Helens before heading inland towards Launceston. A complete circumnavigation of Great Lake on the Central Plateau then onwards to the west coast will find you in Strahan. Finally, after passing through Queenstown and a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to Derwent Bridge, a gentle descent towards Hobart finishes off what will surely be a grand tour. With 14,800 metres of ascent and 14,800 metres of descent this 1200km ride will be a serious test of endurance.

PLEASE NOTE: For the 2021 edition due to COVID-19 this ride will have limited support, refer to event website for details.

Start Location: The Whaler, Salamanca

Date/Time: 18-Feb-2021 5 am Registration:

Details of all scheduled rides are in the Audax Calendar

Northern Nouveau Une Register
The first step to the easiest Audax award, the Nouveau Randonneur <br> Note: Lights and reflective gear required as this is an evening ride, and the sun will set mid-ride.
Distance: 52km | TAS | BA
Northern Nouveau Trois Register
The Nouveau Trois is the longest of the three rides to finish the Audax year, and will be held on Saturday to give you the time to complete the next step to the easiest Audax award, the Nouveau Randonneur.
Distance: 160km | TAS | BA
Northern Nouveau Deux Register
The Nouveau Deux is the mid-length ride to finish the Audax year, and will be held on Sunday to wrap up the easiest Audax award, the Nouveau Randonneur, and give you time to get home.
Distance: 101km | TAS | BA
Ranelagh Ramble
A tour through the Huon Valley starting and finishing at Calvert Park, Judbury. A few stretches of dirt road, but not too many hills. After the ride feel free to stay and have a BBQ
Distances: 30km, 100km | TAS | BA
Tasman Was Abel
A 400 km Calendar Raid from Hobart to Launceston. to be completed in 2 – 4 days,an average of 100 – 200 km a day. Choose you own overnight stays.
Distance: 407km | TAS | BR
Church on Sunday…..
Some of my favourite gravel sections combined. Starting off with Church Rd
Distance: 200km | TAS | BRM
ASH Dash 200
The ASH Dash is Tasmania’s premier 200km+ endurance ride. This 207 km ride takes in some of the most spectacular climbs and stunning scenery south of Hobart, so bring your camera and climbing legs!
Distance: 207km | TAS | BRM
Beacon On The Hill
102 km ride from Launceston to Beaconsfield and back. Off main roads. Enjoy the scenery.
Distance: 102km | TAS | BA
Southern 300
Southern 300
Distance: 300km | TAS | BRM
Swansea Sojourn Day 1
117 km lovely ride from Swansea to Coles Bay, and back.
Distance: 117km | TAS | BA
Swansea Sojourn Day 2
101 km lovely ride from Swansea toTrianbunn, and back.
Distance: 101km | TAS | BA
The Unsealed Series – Puzzle River
The Unsealed Series, for some gravel is a dirty word
Distance: 50km | TAS | BD

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